Ok , Built my new computer. And now venturing in to the world of online gaming. Where to start?
Been a huge Xbox fan since Xbox came out. From Halo to NOTOR I & II, Jade Empire, and a few LOTR's. Then came the 360, didnt get much playing time on it (except for a few hours of Halo 3). So would like for my son and I, to switch to PC gaming.
Here are my PC specs:
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200 2.2ghz CPU
2/512 Kingston DDR SDRAM (1g)
GeForce 5500 256mb PCI Video Card
Asus A8V-XE 939 MOBO
PowMax Assassin 500w P.Supply
Samsung 17" LCD. (Soon to be 19" widescreen)
Cable broadband internet connection.
How does this look for gaming?
My son has an older Dell, pretty much stock 512 ram, with a similar Video card. Same internet connection.
Linksys router, LAN to my PC, wireless to his PC.
I think he will have problems with online gaming?
For online gaming, I have been reading alot of opions about WoW. Everyone loves it. It seems to be right up my alley, since I love RPG and FP shooters (hence Halo and Nights of the Old Republic). WoW seems to be a mix between NOTOR , Halo and LOTR. Awsome.
But I have no clue as to whats all involved. My son is 12yold. Is he too young for this game? He is a great gammer on Xbox. Is there any similarities between PC gaming and Xbox/360 gaming?
Going from controler to mouse and keyboard kinda worries me. Are there controllers for games like WoW? Or is it strictly mice and keyboard?
I hear people talk alot about "opening" multiple acounts on WoW. What is the advantage (if any) to this? Does additional accounts cost more money? Or is there a flat rate per month per PC and have as many acounts as possible?
I have read alittle on this game. But I wanted to get personal opinions on how to get started for my son and I. Should I even let him play? Being his age? The game looks quite confusing from the outside. All I really understand about it is HP and level ups. And I would like to make sure I am using the right PC for this adventure. This will be my first online gaming experience. So any help would be appreciated.
I know I have alot of questions, to all you gamers out there...Thanks for reading.